GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 20, 2020 (CMC) – The state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper offered an apology to its readers, today, after it published a story, regarding the death, by drowning, of a toddler, yesterday.
The paper had claimed that the one-year-old baby girl had died, while her parents were attending a political rally of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), as campaigning continues for the March 2 regional and general election.
The newspaper article led to widespread criticism, with some people taking to social media to condemn the report.
“The Guyana Chronicle is retracting a headline, appearing in our newspaper today, ‘Toddler drowns while parents attend PPP rally’. We sincerely apologise for offending our readership and all other Guyanese in this sensitive political season. Our intention was never to politicise the tragic loss of life of the child,” the paper said.